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Loomis Self Storage a business that expanded multiple times during the recession

Loomis Self Storage was opened by Nancy and Brian Hogan in late 2004. “At that time, all we knew about the storage business was what we read on the Internet and what we had ...

Rodeo clown is goodwill ambassador in baggy pants

In the world of rodeo, when you do good, you get a shiny silver buckle – not a trophy or a plaque. And rodeo clown Justin Rumford, who will be appearing next weekend at the ...

Media Life: Auburn’s rich history subject of new book

Want a peek at the first-known image of Auburn? It’s a drawing by a fellow named Thomas Armstrong done in 1851. Nothing but a few wooden buildings and a denuded hillside. An ...

Two longtime Placer County residents celebrate birthdays at Main Drug Store

     Amy Takemoto and Lorene Owen recently celebrated their birthdays at the Main Drug Store’s soda fountain in Loomis.      Both women we ...

Missionaries serve in Loomis

Most young men are not likely to spend two years away from home wearing a white shirt and tie and talking with people about deeply-held religious beliefs every day.  Most you ...

Loomis student wins county spelling bee, moves on to state

A fictitious name has helped fifth-grader Jared Gode move on to this Saturday’s California State Elementary School Spelling Bee. Jared, 11, of Loomis Basin Charter School, w ...

Media Life: Auburn-created art now on U.S. postage stamp

Move over Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau. You have some illustrious company. Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea and infant member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was  Auburn&rsq ...

Passion for motorcycles leads to Hall of Fame honor

At 84, Neil Fergus has a passion for all-things motorcycle that has never abated. And the rural Auburn resident steps into the unfamiliar spotlight this weekend when he is inducte ...

Parents protest transfer of school principal

Recently, 35 Loomis parents met to voice concerns about their school principal’s transfer to another school in the Loomis Union School District. Heidi Bunio said she and oth ...

Sheriff’s department hosts “Right Choice” to help students resist drugs

To help teach seventh- and eighth-graders about the dangers of drugs, especially prescription drugs that a deputy said is being used more by youth, the Placer County Sheriff&rsq ...

Egg hunt starts at noon April 4

The Loomis Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 4 starts promptly at noon at H. Clarke Powers School. New this year is a designated area for those with special needs (such as wh ...

Media Life: Historical haberdashery brings Auburn Civil War saga to life

Get the extra-thick and brightest-red felt tip pen out and mark a couple of dates on your calendar. One is April 1 – this coming Wednesday – and the other is April 9. ...

Looking for the Greatest Generation? Find a pinochle game

Looking for a few members of the Greatest Generation? Look no further than your friendly neighborhood pinochle game. At North Auburn’s Multipurpose Senior Center, the crew ...

Media Life: Auburn stuntman helping fulfill Evel Knievel dream

When a veteran stuntman tries to do what Evel Knievel famously attempted 41 years ago and fell short of, Auburn’s Gary Davis is the expert on all things death-defying called ...

Chamber executive graduates from professional development program

Jenny Knisley, executive Director of the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce, was among the 24 chamber executives to recently graduate from Academy, a professional development program ...